We have our Sunday services (we call them meetings) at 11.00am at Morriston Salvation Army. Usually these are led by our regular ministers (we call them our Commanding Officers or CO’s for short). However, sometimes we have guest leaders or musical sections who lead the meetings instead.
The meetings are packed with a wide variety of items, including a variety of songs (traditional and modern), prayer time, bible readings and contributions by our musical groups, including the Morriston Band, Morriston Songsters and our Junior Singing Group. In the first half of the meeting there is usually a slot for the youngsters which is specifically aimed at the children attending the meeting, normally the children all get to go to the front of the hall and help with the illustration, it’s usually a lot of fun for the adults too! Half way through the meeting our children and youth normally leave the main hall to take part in their own activities in a fully supervised and safe environment (all our leaders are fully CRB/DBS checked).
During the meeting there is an opportunity to give some money. This is a voluntary collection (we call it an offering), which is primarily used to support the work of the Salvation Army in the local area and nationally. Occasionally we hold special collections to support the work of the Salvation Army in a specific area of the world.
Meetings usually finish at around 12.15pm with the opportunity to share with others over a tea or coffee in the room next to the main hall.
On the first Sunday in every month we hold our meeting in the Main Entrance of Morriston Hospital. Here our Band and Songsters along with Salvation’s Song present and hour of music for visitors, patients and staff.
Once a month we hold a Monthly Celebration Meeting which usually commences at 5.00pm (unless otherwise stated here). Our congregation is smaller than that in the morning but it will still contain vibrant singing, prayer and the sharing of God’s Word As with the morning our Band and Songsters take part and often there is time for testimony where some of those present share with everybody something of their spiritual journey or something that may have blessed, helped or encouraged them in their faith.